It´s sad to think
We´re not gonna make it
And it´s gotten to the point
Where we just can fake it (Ooh)

For some ungodly reason
We just won´t let it down (let it down)
I guess neither one of us (neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say goodbye

I keep on wondering (wondering)
What I´m gonna do with out ya (do without you)
And I guess you must be
Wondering that same thing too (Ooh)

So we go on
Go on together living our lives (living our lives)
Because neither one of us (neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say goodbye

Ooh every time I find the nerve
Every time I find the nerve to say I´m leavin´ (leavin´)
Oh, memories, those old memories
Get in my way (my way my way)

Oh (Ooh) Lord knows it´s only me only knows it´s only me
That I´m deceiving
When it comes to say goodbye
That´s a simple word that I just cannot say

There can be no way (be no way)
This can have a happy ending (happy ending)
So we just go on (we go on)
Hurting and pretending

And convincing ourselves
To give it just one more try (one more try)
Because neither one of us (Neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say

Neither one of us (neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us (Neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say

Farewell my love, goodbye (goodbye)

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"Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First One to Say Goodbye)" as written by James D. Weatherly

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    General CommentThese lyrics don't leave much room for interpretation .. the honeymoon is long over, but neither one of them has the guts to admit it, even though they both know it.

    And when they do muster up the courage to address the issue .. old (good) memories come back to mind and gives them strength - perhaps misguided strenght - to stick together.

    I think a lot of relationships drag on due to the delusions that fill our minds, and this song captures that perfectly.

    BTW - Gladys is simply a GOD among mortals. Her voice is very emotional, yet never over-the-top. Always tasteful.

    Unlike 99.9% of her would-be competitors, she doesn't hit you over the head with a sledge hammer to get her feelings communicated. Just close your eyes and let her gentle arpeggios scoop you up and place you down on her emotional sould train.
    tsreybon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCaptures a lot of emotion, started to appreciate GLadys more after hearing this several times. Catch You Tube version of this with horn section adding soul on the Midnight Special show in 1973, awesome rendition introduced by The Bee Gees of all people.
    Stevers77on November 21, 2017   Link
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    General CommentWow, what a great performance on mid nite special show in 1973 with the full horn accompaniement. This woman can emote, one of the best voices of her era overshadowed by Streisand and Diana Ross.
    Stevers77on February 19, 2018   Link

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